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lefthanded guitar BS: Advice on buying a new sink (29) BS: Advice on buying a new sink 11 Oct 19

A sink that was purchased for the bathroom only a coupie of years ago may need to be repoaced, due to scarring and minute cracks in the surface. There are two problems I would like to avoid in the future, if possible - note that there is NOT an unlimited budget.
(Home Depot is the nearest place so that 's probably the go to.)

I thought of asking Mudcat for advice after reading about Dave the Gnome's story of removing floor staples ( which turned out to be much more fascinating than I originally thought would be) But not to worry about anyone in this residence doing home repair - no one here has the tools , knowledge or knees to tackle the job - so both plumber and handyman are available on notice.

Here's the problems :
#1- This current sink has a simple white bowl that could not stand up to normal wear. It's not like anyone is throwing monkey wrenches in there or discarding (dare I say it) the whole kitchen sink. I don't even wash my finger picks in there. Just normal hand washing ( and at this point, handwringing) So is there some material for the sink interior I should look for? Brand ? Or even an after market coating.

#2 This sink is poorly designed in that when you wash your hands, the water tends to splash back up from the bowl onto the sink counter. Which means you are periodically wiping down the sink , very annoying. But I don't think there's a way to test this in the store , so how can I tell it's a well designed sink?

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give- feel free to share stories, suggestions and tips, brands , etc.

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